Monday, May 21, 2012

Guest Post: Saving Mary by Deidre Havrelock

Writing to me is … what I was created to do.
By Deidre Havrelock

When I look back on my life, to the first book I wrote in grade three: The Bloody Dagger, I see how I was made to be a writer. Later, in tenth grade, my English teacher pulled me aside and told me I should be a writer because I had a strong imagination—but I didn’t take anything she said seriously. So when she sent me to a writing retreat, I skipped it in order to go shopping. After my exorcism, I immediately wanted to be a writer. I became consumed with the idea. I remember thinking, This is it…this is what I’m meant to do! When I wrote my first chapter for what’s now called Saving Mary and showed it to my husband, he was concerned because it was rather dark. I’m a gothic writer, that’s just the way I roll.

Why do I like writing? I like being alone with my thoughts. I like the creativity of finding a new metaphor or description. I like how it’s difficult…so very difficult to get the words right! I like how it takes mounds of figuring in order to get a book organized. Most of all, I like to encourage people to think about things that they may not want to think about.


Deidre Havrelock is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She is a member of Christians for Biblical Equality International and is currently working on a non-fiction book called, The Mother Heart of God: Biblical Evidence for the Femininity of the Holy Spirit. Find her on her website:


Saving Mary
by Deidre Havrelock
Publisher: Etcetera Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-936824-15-1
Format: eBook
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Spiritual

“God spoke to me,” she said. “He said to tell you that you remind Him of Mary … Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.” My breath caught … . Bible studies, from then on, definitely became an ominous thing to be avoided at all costs.
Deidre’s fascinating memoir tells the story of her childhood and adolescent life: the feeling of invisible eyes watching her from the corner of her bedroom, her horrible nightmares and her desperate attempt to find God—only to end up possessed. This dark memoir brings to light an intricate world of deceitful spirits hell-bent on manipulating and damaging a young girl’s life.

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